A resident of Keene, NY, Ryan is one of the guys trading fast times on the Presi and Adirondack Traverses. They get after it, yet it's all one big friendly community.
"The previous record-holder came out and helped, making sure I knew the best ways to go."
His next project? 500 miles on fat bikes, unsupported, in winter, across Manitoba, on the "worlds longest winter road", the Wapusk Trail (Wapusk is Cree for "Polar Bear").
"Our bikes with gear weigh 100 lbs. Last year we carried a shotgun."